Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/172258

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base


Article ID: 172258

Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q172258

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Excel 97, if you run a Visual Basic for Applications macro that is designed to add a chart object to a worksheet, you may receive the following error message:

This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.
If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

If you click Details, you receive an error message similar to the following:

EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in module EXCEL.EXE at
0137:300a825b.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the Visual Basic macro contains a line of code similar to either of the following:

   ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Add "Excel.Chart.8"
                
   ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Add "Excel.Chart"
                

WORKAROUND

Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:

For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

To add a chart to a worksheet, use code similar to the following:

   Set xSheet = ActiveSheet
   ActiveWorkbook.Charts.Add
   ActiveChart.Location Where:=xlLocationAsObject, Name:=xSheet.Name
                

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

When you write Visual Basic macros in Microsoft Excel 97, you can use the Add method of the OLEObjects collection to add an object from another program (for example, a Microsoft Word document) to a sheet in a workbook. For example, you can use the following line of code to add a Microsoft Word document to the active worksheet in a workbook:

   ActiveSheet.OLEObjects.Add "Word.Document"
                

Note that you cannot use this method to add a Microsoft Excel chart to a worksheet in a workbook. Instead, use the code in the "Workaround" section in this article.


Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kbbug kbdtacode kberrmsg kbprogramming KB172258